Female urogenital surgery
Ovariectomy is performed to remove abnormal ovaries, for uterus unicornus (stop ovulation on the side with the missing horn), to improve production in feedlots and to allow shipment of cattle from TB regions.
Ovariectomy can be done transvaginally through a colpotomy incision or via the flank.
Special instruments exist to assist heifer spaying. An ecraseur is effective in older animals but requires a flank incision or larger colpotomy.
Dr. Nagorske’s team doing a flank ovariectomy – video